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HP 17.3" Quad-Core i7 Laptop

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wootalyzer


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Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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HP 17.3" Quad-Core i7 Laptop
$599.99 + $5 Standard Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

chriscclark01


quality posts: 23 Private Messages chriscclark01

I guess no one wants one of these things?

cage017


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chriscclark01 wrote:I guess no one wants one of these things?



If these were half the price, I would get one. I have bad luck with refurbs and heard too many bad things about HP to spend $600.

cobraman61


quality posts: 2 Private Messages cobraman61

I would buy this if my wife needed a new one,I love HP laptops.I bought my wife a new 17 inch about 6 years ago,and it works just fine.I upgraded to a 500GB 7200RPM,new memory,and windows 7 64 bit,and it is really fast now.I just can not understand why they put a crappy 5400RPM in them for the money you pay.

jmcachran


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jmcachran

Is this the same one that's been on a few times before?

l36suds


quality posts: 0 Private Messages l36suds
jmcachran wrote:Is this the same one that's been on a few times before?

was thinking same thing...another hour, plus?

N. Ellen

CavalierX


quality posts: 1 Private Messages CavalierX
chriscclark01 wrote:I guess no one wants one of these things?



Not at that price. Maybe a couple of hundred less...

sucker4crap


quality posts: 19 Private Messages sucker4crap

OMFA! 99% LEFT??? For some reason, I don't think that it was "The 1%" who bought this.

10% gone in 47 min... Hotcakes.

luke975


quality posts: 13 Private Messages luke975

wow. gonna take a nap then come back. and these will still be here. lol they have 99% left. gonna be a long one.

I always did like yardsales.

avante296


quality posts: 1 Private Messages avante296

everyone need to buy 3 of them urgently. Also, please buy three GF grills. You can have and enjoy both of them in 3 sets, please? ...

gak0090


quality posts: 76 Private Messages gak0090
CavalierX wrote:Not at that price. Maybe a couple of hundred less...



This is actually priced pretty well (not great- but better than a lot of Woots). The CPU in this is a screamer with a passmark of 7522, 8GB ram, 1TB HD (albeit 5400rpm) pretty decent value. This should have included a blu-ray burner at that price and it would have sealed the deal. Add a 256 GB SSD for $180 to this and you have a screaming machine for less than $800. Intel HD 4000 isn't horrible, but it's definitely not for high end gamers- but it can do some gaming its passmark is comparable to a Geforce GT 230.

karmantandon


quality posts: 1 Private Messages karmantandon

Someone's gotta need like 40 of these right?

shwaldo


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I actually bought this laptop from woot a few weeks ago. As much as I'd like to see it sell and get to the next item, I must say that it has been nothing but trouble since I got it. Malfunctions on a daily basis. That 90-day warranty is coming in handy. I'm shipping it off to HP tomorrow to see if they can fix it. If not, they can keep it. Too bad. Great specs for the price.

rossakf


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Warranty?

billbillw


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I bought one of these when they were on Moofi a couple weeks ago. I still think its a great deal. I7 (3rd gen), 1TB, 8GB ram, aluminum finish, back-lit keyboard, beats audio, finger print scanner, 2nd internal drive bay, nice 17" display, huge 9-cell battery (I can get about 9-10 hours of light use). The refub I received was perfect. No problems so far. Using the 2nd drive bay, I installed a spare SSD, reloaded Win 7, and wiped the 1TB drive to use for storage. This is one hella fast notebook. The Core I7 in this is one of the fastest laptop CPUs out now.

This is essentially an HP Envy (or DV7), but the M7 was used for a BestBuy exclusive model. BTW, to use a 2nd drive, you need the cage and cable, which are available for about $40 from Newmodeus.

Also, the 1TB drive inside mine was the Toshiba MQ01ABD100, which actually proved to be pretty fast in comparison tests (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/notebook-hard-drive-review,3270-7.html). Although seek times were lower than the 7200rpm drives, the sustained transfer rates were pretty close. Since I am using it as a storage drive, I'm more than happy with the performance.

shwaldo


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rossakf wrote:Warranty?



90 day warranty from HP. It's at the bottom of the description.

susie-s


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I did get this one a few weeks ago when it was up. No trouble, so far it's been running great, it arrived in like-new condition. And has been running several of my (x86) programs without a hitch. I am not sorry I bought it, 90 day warranty, but I will spring for the SqTr warranty too. I am well pleased with it.

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PerryJunk


quality posts: 0 Private Messages PerryJunk

This is a beast of a machine. A monster to lug around, but after installing a 240GB SSD and keeping the 1TB Hard Drive in the machine, this is the fastest computer in the house. As a SW Developer, it works great for installing Virtual Machines. It boots up in about 30 seconds into Windows 7. In another 30 seconds I can open a Windows 8, Ubuntu 12, XP, Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion Virtual Machine.

gak0090


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PerryJunk wrote:This is a beast of a machine. A monster to lug around, but after installing a 240GB SSD and keeping the 1TB Hard Drive in the machine, this is the fastest computer in the house. As a SW Developer, it works great for installing Virtual Machines. It boots up in about 30 seconds into Windows 7. In another 30 seconds I can open a Windows 8, Ubuntu 12, XP, Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion Virtual Machine.



This has 2 hard drive bays?

gutcheck


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gutcheck

I would get this with my Tax refund, however it is going on the fence I'm building. So I'm kind of on the fence on this LOL...

rossakf


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shwaldo wrote:90 day warranty from HP. It's at the bottom of the description.



Yea figured it was somewhere, using iPhone app, apparently likes to leave details out..

mschauber


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No Blu-Ray at this price for a refurb????

Other than that, as much as I dislike HP products in general, I'd get this as I need something like this at home.... But without the Blu-Ray, just can't...

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PerryJunk


quality posts: 0 Private Messages PerryJunk

Yes it does. If you choose to install an SSD. Clone your hard drive, then install the SSD in the same bay as the Hard Drive and move the hard drive to the second bay. This is the only way I know of to get the machine to boot into the SSD.

ktrenholm


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ktrenholm

They give you some beefy hardware in terms of CPU and RAM for the price but I'd be wary of refurbs from HP. Everyone I've known that owned an HP laptop has had one thing or another fail on them.

billbillw


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gak0090 wrote:This has 2 hard drive bays?



Yes, as mentioned above. Cage and cable from Newmodus for about $40. Easy install, took me about 5 minutes to add my SSD.

gak0090


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PerryJunk wrote:Yes it does. If you choose to install an SSD. Clone your hard drive, then install the SSD in the same bay as the Hard Drive and move the hard drive to the second bay. This is the only way I know of to get the machine to boot into the SSD.



That's awesome that it has 2 bays. Now if they would have put a blu-ray burner in it you would have a great video editing workstation. I guess I could add it after market or just through the USB 3.0

billbillw


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PerryJunk wrote:Yes it does. If you choose to install an SSD. Clone your hard drive, then install the SSD in the same bay as the Hard Drive and move the hard drive to the second bay. This is the only way I know of to get the machine to boot into the SSD.



I did swap my configuration (SSD in the spot the 1TB was, 1TB to 2nd bay), but I did not clone the 1TB drive. I simply went into BIOS, chose CD rom as 1st boot device, and booted into my Win 7 disk. Clean install on the SSD. While in the Win7 disk setup, I deleted the MBR, recovery, etc from the 1TB drive so there would be no confusion when the system rebooted. All the drivers are on the 1TB drive in a folder called SW Setup. After all the drivers were installed, I copied the SW setup to an external drive, wiped the remaining partitions on the 1TB using Disk Management, and recreated a single partition drive on the 1TB,

philosopherott


quality posts: 3 Private Messages philosopherott

without blu-ray this is at least $150 dollars to much for a woot off deal. It is still a good deal but I expect more from woot off deals.

nazcaplain


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I like mine, bought a few weeks ago. Did have a DV8000 that was never well built, had to fix a broken hinge and routinely disassemble / reassemble it to cure connection issues. This one doesn't seem like a sturdy chassis but is beautiful to look at, the backlit keyboard is great and it's FAST. I'm def getting the squaretrade ext. warr.

billycuth


quality posts: 2 Private Messages billycuth

Bought this for my wife last time it was on. For her needs and the proprietary software tools we use, this thing is PERFECT and she loves it. Best Buy sells this exact same unit (refurb and all) for $750. The one we got looked brand new. Very happy with it. For the specs, it's a great deal. I don't know why people expect a computer with these specs for "hundreds less." You aren't going to find it.

philippz


quality posts: 3 Private Messages philippz

I have only had good experiences with HP laptops. Basically most laptops are made by the same OEM manufacturers in Asia, so reliability is similar across the board.

bear339


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I am so sorry I purchased this laptop. When I recieved it, the touchpad did not work. Then I hook up an external mouse and it does the same thing....so looks like a bad motherboard...HP support stinks......Now I have to send it in and wont get it back for up to 20 days!!! I sure could have spent $600.00 elsewhere....